Ceremonies Archive

  • Bomber Command Commemorative Association (Vic) Inc 2019

    2 June 2019, 12:00pm

    Wreath Laying in the Western Gallery

    Shrine Representative:
    TBA

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    For more information on the Bomber Command Commemorative Association, please go to their website: bombercommand.org.au

  • Normandy Veterans Association with Glen Waverley Secondary College 2019

    6 June 2019, 11:00am

    Wreath Laying on the Forecourt

    Shrine Representative:
    TBA

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    Held annually this service commemorates the Allied landings in Normandy, France, on 6 June 1944, better known as 'D-Day'. The largest amphibious landing in history, almost 200,000 men were involved in the invasion on the first day alone, and it is now considered to mark the true beginning of the liberation of Europe. The service also pays respect to those men who would fight in Normandy over the coming weeks as the Allies fought to break out of the beach head and push the Germans back.

    The Normandy Veterans Association will be supported by students and staff of Glen Waverley Secondary College, as participants in the Shrine's Adopt an Ex-Service Organisation program. This partnership fosters relationships and enables schools to carry on the legacy of their chosen Association. 

  • Queen's Birthday 21 Gun Salute 2019

    8 June 2019, 12:00pm

    21 Gun Salute on the Lower Forecourt

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  • Special Air Service Regiment Association 2019

    12 June 2019, 11:00am

    Wreath Laying at Memorial Tree E56

    Association requests nil assistance.

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    On 12th June 1996, two S-70-A9 Blackhawk helicopters from the 5th Aviation Regiment carrying SASR troopers collided during a live-fire counter-terrorism/special recovery operation exercise at Fire Support Base Barbara in the High Range Training Area at Townsville, Queensland. Fifteen members of the SASR and three from the 5th Aviation Regiment lost their lives in the accident.

  • 'N' Class Destroyers 2019

    16 June 2019, 11:00am

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representative:
    TBA

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  • 2/2 Pioneer Battalion Association 2019

    16 June 2019, 2:00pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representative:
    TBA

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    The annual Shrine Pilgrimage of the 2/2 Pioneer Battalion occurs on the Sunday closest to 17 June, commemorating the date when the battalion went into action at Fort Merdjayoun during the Syrian Campaign of 1941.

  • Shrine Monthly Memorial Service - June 2019

    20 June 2019, 11:30am

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representatives:
    TBA

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    In the month of June we commemorate the following events:

    28 June 1919: Treaty of Versailles
    More than seven months after the Armistice came into effect the Great War officially ended with the signing of the Treaty of Versailles.

    6 June 1944: ‘D-Day’
    The Allied invasion of France on June 6 1944 was the largest single amphibious operation in the history of mankind. Hundreds of thousands of soldiers, sailors and airmen would be involved in the fighting on this day alone. Australian forces were largely involved in the Pacific theatre by this time but RAAF forces attached to the RAF played crucial roles in pre-landing bombings and in providing fighter cover for the landing forces.

    25 June 1950: Outbreak of the Korean War
    The ‘Forgotten War’ breaks out when North Korean forces launch a surprise attack on South Korean and US forces. In the three years of fighting to follow 17,000 Australians in the Army, Navy and Air Force would serve with the United Nations forces defending South Korea, 340 would lose their lives and thousands more would serve in peacekeeping forces as late as 1957.

    May - Jun 1968: Battle of Coral-Balmoral
    The largest, most sustained and arguably most hazardous battles fought by Australian soldiers during the Vietnam War. Units of the 1st Australian Task Force (1ATF) confronted regimental-sized formations of the North Vietnamese regular army in fierce actions around Fire Support Patrol Bases (FSPB) Coral and Balmoral in what was then known as Bien Hoa province.

  • RAN Recruits June 2019

    23 June 2019, 10:00am

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representatives:
    Shrine Governor Commander Terry Makings AM
    Shrine Governor Lieutenant Commander Chris Le Marshall

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  • Shrine Monthly Remembrance Service - June 2019

    23 June 2019, 1:30pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representative:
    TBA

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    The Shrine Monthly Remembrance Service honours Victorian servicemen and women from all branches of the Armed Forces. In particular, we remember Victorians who served during the First and Second World Wars, who once would have attended their annual Pilgrimage in this month, but due to the passage of time are no longer able to.

    In World War I, 89,000 Victorians served overseas. 19,000 made the supreme sacrifice.
    In World War II, 297,000 Victorians served overseas. 10,900 made the supreme sacrifice.

    We will remember them.

  • HMAS Waterhen 2019

    30 June 2019, 2:00pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representative:
    TBA

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